Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/7/14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. --OK, so we got an early-season glimpse of what the Missouri Tigers look like without stud transfer guard Jordan Clarkson. Try sloppy and disoriented. With Clarkson sitting out all but three minutes of the first half after receiving a technical foul for taunting, the Tigers' offense coughed and sputtered, committing 10 turnovers, and trailed Hawaii 46-45 at Sprint Center. But with Clarkson back in the game, the Tigers regained their mojo in the second half and finally put away the pesky Rainbows, 92-80, in front of 13, 681 fans -- mostly relieved Tiger faithful. It was the sixth straight win at Kemper Arena for Missouri, and its first since winning the Big 12 conference championship there in 2012. "This is Mizzou West," said associate head coach Tim Fuller, still filling in for the suspended Frank Haith. "We love it here and this is our home away from home." But for the first 20 minutes, Missouri looked like it was ready to head home with a shocking defeat. Clarkson...
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